Educate and elevate – Annual Competition

Top Chef


National Hispanic Cultural Center – AlbUquerque, NM

September 30 – October 2, 2024

Hispanic Top Chef 2024

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Hispanic Top Chef Competitors 2023

Jimmy De la Cruz

Chef Alan Ramírez

Chef Alan Ramirez originated from San Luis Rio Colorado Sonora, Mexico, where he nurtured a passion for cooking from an early age. Following his college graduation…

Chef Carolina Zubiate

Carolina Zubiate is a Peruvian Chef specialising in vibrant cuisine that reflects her unique life experiences. After moving to the United States at the age of 13…

Chef Luis Gurrola

Born is Mexico and cooking since age 13,  he brings the simple flavors of home with the modern age of Mexican cooking, Mixing tradition and new flavors he has brought…

Mario Viguie

Chef Fernando Trancoso

Born in 1982 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, my early years unfolded in the embrace of my hometown, “Valladolid.” I was the third among seven siblings…

Chef Eva Barrios

Venezuelan born Chef Eva Barrios, Certified Executive Chef, is currently Head Chef at JOEY Restaurants’ JOEY Uptown location in Houston. She started her culinary career…

Robert Reyes

Chef Marco Colin

As a “homegrown” chef hailing from Chicago, Marco Colin has lived in Chicago his entire life and grew up in the kitchen. From a young age, he was immersed…

Chef Rafael Zamora

Chef de Cuisine at La Fonda brings a rich and diverse culinary background to the table. Originally from Sonora, Mexico, Chef Zamora grew up in the bustling atmosphere…

Hispanic Top Chef 2023 Judges

Fernando Stovell

Award-Winning Chef & Restaurateur

Dana Rodriguez

Pablo Aya

Jury & Executive Producer, Master Chef Mexico

Pablo Aya

Manny Barella

James Beard Semifinalist & Culinary Director, Camp Pickle

Manny Barella

Betty Vásquez

Jury, Master Chef Mexico


Pablo Aya

Zuri Reséndiz

Executive Chef & Restaurateur


Manny Barella

Michael Diaz De Leon

James Beard Nominee & Restaurateur

Michael Diaz De Leon

Dana Rodríguez

James Beard Nominee & Restaurateur

Dana Rodriguez

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